Faulty water pumps see BMW recall 1,400 vehicles

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Faulty water pumps see BMW recall 1,400 vehicles

BMW is voluntarily recalling more than 1,400 vehicles in Korea for faulty electric auxiliary water pumps, which are prone to overheating and may cause fires, the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs said yesterday.

The auxiliary pump cools the turbocharger in some driving conditions and its failure could lead to overheating of its circuit board that, in turn, could cause fires, the ministry said.

Subject to the recall are 1,417 vehicles and 13 models, including 999 units of the BMW 750Li produced between Oct. 20, 2008 and Sept. 1, 2010. The recall also includes the 2008-10 X5 series, X6 SAV and 7-Series models, as well as 16 Rolls-Royce vehicles manufactured between Feb. 16 and Aug. 16 last year.

Free repair services will be available from Friday at service centers of BMW Group Korea, the local importer and distributor of BMW and Rolls-Royce vehicles.

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